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152: Why is Reading to an Infant Regularly so Essential to Their Development

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I’ve always been a big believer in reading to an infant and getting into a regular routine of reading to children as soon as possible after they are born. Reading to an infant benefits their future development in many ways, and I’ve discussed this in a number of earlier episodes with some wonderful guests.

Recently, I was fortunate enough to meet a wonderful woman on Instagram whose handle is Nanny Miss Monique. I was intrigued after listening to Miss Monique participate in a live titled ‘It’s Never Too Early To Start Reading To Your Baby’. I loved her passion, and I asked her if I could talk with her on First Time Mums Chat about reading to an infant.

I’m sure you’ll find her passion as enthralling as I do and during our chat, I asked her what sort of books she would recommend to a mum with a baby aged from 0 – 6 months.

In this episode, you’ll hear her share tips on reading to an infant, including:-

  • Suggestions on the types of books to read to an infant.
  • Suggestions of some specific book titles that she will read to an infant in her care, and the benefits and the smiles that she gets from them.
  • What colours a book should contain for children of this age,

And much more…

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About Nanny Miss Monique

Nanny Miss Monique

As a child caregiver for over 20 years, Monique DuPree has gathered a wealth of knowledge and experience related to early childhood education, learning through play, early age reading, and the importance of diverse characters of color in children’s fictional literature. 

Known as “Nanny Miss Monique” through social media, she has grown a substantial following as an influencer in a very short amount of time. Monique has most recently been featured in several media outlets, including articles published in Generation Nanny and Nanny Magazine, as well as the widely popular “Chronicles of Nannya” podcast. 

A native Chicagoan and proud wife & mother, she hopes to help other moms, teachers, and nannies build their own libraries of inclusive children’s books that allow them to effectively teach children the importance of self-worth, cultural pride, and the celebration of diversity throughout the world.

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